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August 16, 2004

Albany -- People who work at the CallTech calling center in Albany want to make sure students in Dougherty County get their school year started on the right foot. So they've raised money for school supplies for kids at Morningside Elementary.

 It looked like Christmas in August as the CallTech employees arrived at Morningside School. One dozen employees bringing gift wrapped boxes.

The boxes from CallTech were loaded with school supplies. Book bags, Notebooks, paper, folders, pencils and pens, crayons, markers, glue sticks. All the items the students need to get the most out of their classes.

CallTech General Manager Glenna Williams said "All of our employees are giving this gift. We feel that as parents we know what the need is. So we wanted to give back to those who have given to us."

 Students were lined up and the school supplies were handed out. Morningside Elementary Principal Jose Roquemore said "This is absolutely a blessing for the 620 students who attend Morningside, and the faculty and staff. We are truly appreciative."

Some kids were all smiles, some looked stunned, but all now have the school supplies they need. And the teachers say community gifts like these will inspire the students. "No doubt, they are going to burn up those pencils before they get them in the book bags."

 The Morningside School students said "Thank You" in unison, and the CallTech employees all said "You're welcome."

The CallTech employees raised nearly 500 dollars for the school supplies. CallTech also gave gift boxes to all the teachers and staff.

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